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D-M offers swim lessons

Posted June 21, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Camilla Griffin

The American Red Cross offers swimming lessons for children at the outdoor recreation pool for the summer months of 2012. Before attending a swim lesson, parents are encouraged to attend an aquatics orientation and swim lessons informational meeting. The orientation will help parents get the answers to their questions about registration as well as general…

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Fire Prevention Week at Davis-Monthan

Posted October 4, 2012 by

Your home should be a safe haven. But do you regularly check for home fire hazards? The 2012 Fire Prevention Week campaign runs from October 7-13.

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Keep fitness resolution with “Commit to be Fit”

Posted February 14, 2013 by Senior Airman Michael Washburn

February marked the start of the Commit to be Fit incentive program here at the Benko Fitness Center. The cardio centered program is based on points and the goal is to get the required number of points for the months of February, March and April. The individual gets these points by performing exercises like swimming,…

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Desert medic chosen for commissioning program

Posted July 5, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths Tech. Sgt. Pamela Jirsa, 355th Medical Operations Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of the orthopedic clinic, applies a cast to a patients arm at the 355th Medical Group. Jirsa was accepted into the Nursing Enlisted Commissioning Program for the year of 2013. Not everyone gets to…

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Random Anti-Terrorism Measures come to D-M

Posted September 26, 2013 by Senior Airmen Camilla Elizeu

What do you do if you see suspicious activity or packages? Miguel Mendez, 355th Fighter Wing Anti-Terrorism Officer, is putting the Desert Lightning Team to the test with a program called Random Anti-Terrorism Measures. RAMs are just that, random inspections of various facilities from the anti-terrorism perspective and are designed to increase base personnel’s vigilance…

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National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted January 16, 2014 by Major Shannen Wright 

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month. The staff of D-M’s 355th Medical Group Women’s Health Clinic would like to highlight some of the changes in the guidelines for cervical cancer screening. Many women will be glad to know they will no longer need a Pap smear every year. Pap smears now begin at age…

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Service members required to get Hep B immunization

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations. Since 2002, the Air Force has administered the vaccination to new recruits. Most deploying Airmen and health care workers have also received the vaccination. However, about 10 percent…

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Out of the darkness walk

Posted July 31, 2014 by Senior Airman Katie Rosales

Suicide claims more than 38,000 lives per year in the United States. That is equivalent to one suicide every 14 minutes. A suicide attempt is made every minute of every day, resulting in nearly one million attempts annually. However, when you walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk (www.afsp.org),…

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Don’t become a target

Posted October 23, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

Considering recent threats against Americans and the exponential growth of social media use, becoming a target of an adversary is easier than ever. Operations Security is a process that identifies unclassified, critical information, and outlines potential threats and risks associated while developing countermeasures to safeguard that critical information. “Operations Security is any information that an…

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AADD in the driver’s seat for Airmen wingmanship

Posted May 3, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

If an Airman is out drinking with some friends on a Friday night, and they turn around to find that their designated driver has succumb to the temptation and festivities around and started knocking back a drink or two, and then they realized they had spent all their money in the spirit of the evening,…

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